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to montana, the obama family is on their way to montana right now, where this afternoon the president will be holding a town hall meeting, another town hall meeting to try to sell his plan, what he calls selling the myths of what has been said by the opposition about the plan. it's the big story at the white house. let's bring in nbc news white house correspondent, savannah guthrie. savannah, have they figured out another way to get their message across? it hasn't worked so far, to their satisfaction, or anyone else's. >> reporter: well, look, they know they have a problem. the polls show it, clearly. numerous polls show that support for health care reform is dropping. so what they're trying to do is one thing they have always done, which is put the president out there. they've refined the message. today's town hall will focus on yet another insurance reform, focusing on what around here they call rescissions, which is the practice of insurance companies when they drop people when they become sick. so that will be the focus of the town hall. we've seen kind of some different stuff on
billings, montana; plus a talk with the head of the cleveland clinic, as we launch a conversation series about the health care reform debate; and an update on the situation in myanmar as nobel peace laureate ahng san soo chee goes back under house arrest; and a chat with david wessell of the "wall street journal" about his new book on the federal reserve. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> tiny little thing, it's just... not big. ah... okay, i found it. ( cheers and applause ) okay. >> we are intel, sponsors of tomorrow. ♪ >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contribution
of north and south dakota and parts of montana. we're going to continue to talk more about the weather and keep you posted with the very latest. robin? >> thank you so much. >>> if you suffered through a pay cut during poofrt this recession, there's a chance you may get some of your paycheck back. that's great news in a bad economy. plus -- whoa. they got the world on a string. we're going to take you to the world yo-yo contest. <ó<ó<ó>> time for our salute to the troops. today's salute is from a proud dad to his son. wade wants to tell his son matt keep his eyes and ears open and e change his sock often. >> good morning. i wanted to give a sharp air force salute to senior matthew fullwood. we love and miss him a whole lot and can't wait for him to return in december. >> good advice from dad. if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them, go to cnn.com/robin so we can. >>> in about four hours a private funeral for eunice kennedy shriver is going to begin. now, a public wake was held yesterday. the sister of president john f. kenne kennedy died yesterday. sh
to montana. this was just before they spelled out how they would have cost savings. megyn: what do you realistically predict for these seniors, as a result of these potential cuts? he says he is reducing inefficiencies, so what would happen? >> the program would simply go away. no insurance company making 20% profit on this program would continue this. this program would go away and seniors would no longer have -- i suspect every medicare advantage holder would lose their plan overnight. megyn: how do we know what to believe? you are telling us this, and president obama has said repeatedly that he will not cut benefits, that his plan will strengthen medicare and reduce abuse. as well, they are going to put $240 billion more into medicare to ensure physician payment are not cut. who can we believe? >> people just need to apply logic. if you cut a program by 20%, it boggles the imagination that the program can still exist -- that assumes that profit margins from insurance companies are 20%. you would have to be in microsoft or google to have that kind of profit margins. just think about
'm joined live from big sky, montana, chuck todd. good morning again, chuck. >> reporter: good morning, alex. >> let's talk about the president's response. what was it and did it satisfy the crowd? >> well, i think the crowd was satisfied with the answer. what the president did was, he answered specifically on this issue of paying for health care. you know, this is something that's frustrated the white house a bit. that is, from the very beginning, the president said whatever they do with health care, it is not going to add to the deficit. the problem is, you know, the general public is still seeing what government is doing in general, in seeing a big deficit, in seeing a lot of money spent. while it is true that everything they're doing, every plan they've come up will be deficit-neutral when it comes to this thing, it's just not -- that part of it is penetrating the public psyche enough, or what, because that has been something that, when you listen to these protesters and listen to the folks that have come to these town has and been upset, really the core of the upset, of why they're upse
to montana, idaho. >> we're not just making states. >> oh. >> potatoes. >> if have you a question, we'll explain it to her. if you have a question -- if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. >> okay. >> we're traying to get free stuff. >> okay. all right. take it away. i am missing something here. i just wanted to go to montana or idaho. that is all i was talking about. >> i'm thinking jamaica being baby. >> yeah! >> you know, in sesame street where they say which one of these is not like the other. that would be me. >> you're it. >> i'm it. >> lanes are open along 66. you can see the accident activity here once i move out of your way. it is off the road to the shoulder here. the district attorney lays are stacking up out of manassas leaving business 24 trying to work your way past the scene. the lane are open. flashing lights are causing a bit of a rubbernecking delay. if you are traveling eastbound 66 before the beltway, we've got a stalled car tying up the right side of the roadway. now, southbound 2 at sterling boulevard, that is w
, tomorrow in montana. there will be another one with him in colorado saturday. we will be watching today's action and bring you any new developments. >>> also, we're learning more about what really happened when police escorted a woman out of a town hall health care meeting. this is the video we've been showing you. from missouri senator mccaskill's forum. the police tried to take a sign from her that said "rosa parks, first lady of civil rights." a new youtube video shows a different angle. we'll try to highlight it. a man actually went over to her and ripped the sign out of her hands. so police ended up leading both of them away. that woman, by the way, maxine johnson, is giving her side of the story. she said she went to the forum to represent her primarily african-american neighborhoods who do not have health insurance. she said she went through security, several guards saw the sign. she comply with instructions not to unroll it. but a reporter asked to see it and johnson says people in the audience were the problem. >> and there i asked another, i said, what was the problem. it was
this montana town that is getting millions of dollars to protect its cliquiet rural border. it is not the only controversial project getting money. you will not like the answers. gmegyn: nasa is hoping for a midnight run of shuttle discovery. it is open to blastoff tonight. first weather, and then a fuel delve problem caused this to be delayed the first two times. gregg: thousands of false entry in the united states -- thousands of people entering our united states every day. only about three of them pass through this town in montana. it is scheduled to get $15 million. couldn't the cash be spent better? the vice president for policy and communication for the national taxpayers union joins us. on either side, there are these little huts, but there are only three people coming through. on our southern border, hundreds of people are getting through every day. shouldn't the money be spent on the south? >> assuming that the money is being spent affectively in the first place, yes, it ought to be prioritized into places where the border crossings are occurring more often. this is par for the course
. the president plans to hold more in montana and new hampshire. the white house has a website to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million members over 50 says not so fast here. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aarp is launching a multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk myths pushed by health care reform critics. >>> fbi investigating this graffiti outside dave scott. the democratic lawmaker found a swastika spray painted on a sign outside his office yesterday. the congressman was recently involved in a heated debate over health care. he believes the two are connected here. the congressman says he's received hate mail, death threats and offensive faxes since the debate on health care began. >> there is bubbling up under this debate, unfortunately the overtones this presents of hate, racism, all these things, but we must have the resolve, hate, racism, this swastika cannot be the arbiter of this debate. >>> congressman scott is hosting a town hall meeting sa
has the right plan to fix health care. the president and first lady will arrive in montana a few hours from now. he will hold a town hall just before 3:00 eastern. getting involved in a informed debate. you can watch the president's town hall live from montana right here on msnbc. our coverage set to begin at 2:55 eastern time. he may have one less rumor to deal with. the end-of-life provision, which some argued would end with death panels. here is an interesting note on former governor, sarah palin, who led the charge on criticizing this. it looks as though palin supported end of life while governor. in 2008, governor palin declared a, quote, health care decisions day, which called for more awareness and the need to plan ahead for decisions needed to end a life. nobody knows how that specifically differs from what had been in the health care plan nationally. >> fun death panels. god help us. we know president obama and the drug industry reach add deal on health care reform that involves billions in concessions, and we know the industry will spend $50 million to lobby for the president
are determined in law by congress. host: does a general practitioner in montana get paid the same as one in new york city? guest: no, because part of the formula is supposed to account for the cost of maintaining a medical practice. about half of the physician fee is not based on what they take time, but what it costs to run their office or practice. rents in new york city are substantially higher than in montana. those differences are built into the formula. host: is that where the national coverage determination comes into play? guest: no, that coverage speaks specifically to what medical procedures for tests medicare will pay for. technology is changing. medical practice is changing. medicare like every other insurer must decide if and when it will pay for some new treatment or approach. historic late, in medicare most of those decisions were made initially at the local level by the carriers, the private companies who under contract to the government manage the program. each had a medical director and they in turn had advisory committees. when something you came along they would decide wheth
arizona, to new mexico and montana. cooler testimon temperatures ins for the midwest. >> 72° in omaha. chilly in the east from boston to baltimore. hotter out west 90°, near 90 for salt lake city and sacrament oefpl. >> a balance act into the record books. >> breaking a world record on germany's highest peak on a cable car line. look at that. that's nuts. it took the man less than an hour yesterday to walk the cable without any safety harness, that makes my sick watching that. there was a incline at 66%. >> the climb was used to rays about $20,000 for a school project in ethiojam. >> just 20 grand. i think that's worth a couple million don't you think. >> next tim around, maybe. >> ya. >> that's 66°, i guess. >> we will be back with more world news now. >> two fire fighters were killed near los angeles last night when their vehicle rolled off the mountain side. thaeufrpblts they're battle a fire now threatening broadcast towers. we have coverage from las abc7. >> this is eyewitness news in high definition with live breakingews. >> breaking news. the station fire grows burr out of co
rains with flash flooding across much of the rockies. showers in the dakotas and montana. isolated showers and thrms from dc to north carolina. triple digits in parts of southern texas. >> dallas hovers just under a hundred today, 8 in new orleans, 91 in miami, 80s from new york to atlanta. it's 76 in seattle, 87 in boise and 83 in colorado springs. >> well, they had a rockin' good time in louisiana hoping to pick their way into the record books. >> like this. hunls strummed their hearts out at the international guitar festival this weekend. >> their official tally was 875 people. impressive but far short of the 1,800 people who set the record in germany two years ago. now i want to so the record for that kind of picking, too. >> i bet there is one. we'll be right back with more "world news now." ♪ kruse: if you have a hard time walking and getting around in your house, you need a hoveround power chair. you'll be able to go to the mall... play with the grandkids... visit family and friends... and do all the things you ralways loved to do. tom kruse: i'm tom kruse, pinventor of th
mannered. >> reporter: saying angel and starlet were huge fans of hannah montana saying jaycee dreamed of becoming a model. always clean and well-dressed. no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanded the crime scene at phillip garrido's home and brought cadaver dogs to search the property next door. authorities are looking into whether garrido could be connected to a string of murders during the 1990s. >> we we also know is that phillip garrido had access to that property. he used that property and it looks like he lived on that property's in a shed. >> reporter: as we scoured the hometown looking for clues we found this in a hardware store. the name phil g. on a card. on august 17th this receipt shows garrido bought a pressure switch and left a $2 donation to the children's miracle network. as your jaycee dugard, we aunds she is with her kids and mom and couple our relatives surrounded by law enforcement officers and psychologists helping he reunite with her family. we're told she has been feeling some guilt over bonding with her captor here. phillip garrido for so long,
. thank you very much. jane: white tail montana, population 71. about three people crossed the border to canada here every day. so why did they just get $15 million in stimulus money, your tax dollars? politics at play? and it is only a test, but an important one. the first test of a rocket lying there on its side jane: when president obama announced that stimulus package, he said he was basically banning politicians from using earmarked to pay for pet projects. senator $20 million -- $700 million were spent on border crossings. the associated press has discovered that low purdy checkpoints were chosen even though they work on bottom of the list. white tail, montana, will get $50 million to build a new border station. the town has a population of 71 and about three travelers a day cross the border here. so why the new station? janet napolitano was pressure to dump this project up. they say that senator tester boasted about this project, using his influence. 4200 trucks a day, rated among the highest priority, yes this was passed over for stimulus money. how did this happen? >> they we
. >> about an hour ago, the leader of the gang of six, max baucus of mon tan that -- montana said he hey gone too far by saying there was bipartisan support, and said they would have to come back and look at everything in the context of how we're going to pay for it. chris: james, thank you. one healthcare option that has drawn a lot of criticism is the concept of public government administered insurance. now a senator who knows a thing or two about healthcare says if it is good enough for the public, it ought to be good enough for congress. molly hennenberg tells us how that idea is going over. >> oklahoma republican senator and, doctor tom coburn strongly opposes a public option -- that is, a government-run health insurance plan. he says it will lead to rationing of care, so coburn has introduced an amendment saying if congress passes a public option, then all lawmakers would have to enroll, too. >> so that we feel the same effects of that plan as every other american that ends up in it. the data shows that 104 million americans will be end up in that plan. what is good for us ought to be g
but in stark contrast with the bear from montana, the latest baird did not get to play on a trampoline. -- the latest bear did not get to play on a trampoline. a teenager stole a classic car. he is trying to lose police by driving through open fields and parking lots. essentially he pulled into a private driveway and slammed into a police car. he includes a long list of charges including assaulting a police officer. ladies and gentlemen, come on down. the wildly popular clash for clunkers program coming to an end monday night. police say the figures and teeth were removed from a model found murdered in california. dresden has been charged in the murder. on thi-- her husband has been charged in the murder. on this day, movies were ordered to stop using searchlights during movie openings. the bright beams would have made los angeles an easy target for enemy bombing raids. with pearl harbor on the mind of every american, the danger
on economic advisers estimated monday that athe program helped sell nearly 700,000 cars. azar aki,mon montana, you are next. stay on our republican line. caller: yes, abzurki, montana. i do not think president obama can keep his pledge not -- on not raising taxes on the middle class. i am disabled and receive social security disability, so i think i can relate to the many seniors in this country whose numbers will be growing also. the thing is, very often i don't have to pay income taxes, however i pay real estate taxes, i pay sales taxes, i pay corporate income taxes. i believe that president obama is an intelligent individual, as are the democrats in congress. and i don't know if they just don't want to eanl that corporate income taxes are passed -- to acknowledge that corporate income taxes are passed on to consumers or that ultimately individuals pay taxes. and whether or not you are in a high-income tax bracket, a middle income tax bracket, or don't pay any income taxes, ultimately all taxes are paid biby individuals. >> if you follow up, you can send us a -- "-- "that promise was made b
northeast, look out for the broken down vehicle inbound new york avenue at west virginia and montana avenues. pretty quiet but picking up volume quickly along i-270. back to you. >> thank you very much. school day, school days, good old golden rule days. they are here again for thousands of students in our area, and this morning it's time for kids in montgomery county to get up and head back to class. news 4's tracee wilkins joins you live from quince orchard high school with more on what to expect this year. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are going to be talking live in jus a second with dr. jerry weast who is the superintendent of the montgomery county school system. just to give you a little background here, now montgomery county schools, they are the 16th largest in the nation. when he arrived 11 years ago, they were number 18. so they have grown significantly, and the population has also changed with that growth. during all of these changes, montgomery county has stayed at the top of the list across the nation for improvement and they're breaking more records and they're ha
. they were polite and well mannered. >> reporter: she says they were huge fans of hannah montana. jaycee wanted to be a model. always clean and well dressed. no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanding the crime scene at garrido's home, bringing in cadaver dogs to search the property next door. they're looking at whether he could be connected to a string of murders. >> what we also know is garrido had access to the property. used the property and looks like he lived on the property in the shed. >> reporter: as we scoured the hometown looking for clues, we found this in a hardware store. the name phil g. on a donation card. he bought a pressure switch and laeft $2 donation to the children's miracle network. and what is amazing is we have talked to people throughout the weekend here. it is just how openly garrido seemed to live, especially with the two daughters. we have heard countless stories of him seen around town with his two daughters in tow. >> so basically hiding in plain view. refresh the viewers. how were they ultimately found out? how did police ultimately realiz
to some agreement. >> besides the town hall, tomorrow, what else is he doing in montana? recreationally that you can --? >> i hope we'll be enjoying big sky country, but i don't have anything to announce. >> doing what? hiking? fishing? >> i don't have any announcement on that today. >> any coverage? >> probably not. >> whatever it is -- >> at least i can lead on that side of it. >> whatever it is, we will see it, is that what you are saying? >> robert, i want to follow up on what chuck was asking about senator grassley. so he's the top senator on the senate finance committee. the president has talked to him, the president wants a bipartisan bill, and yet senator grassley came out and said, no public plan option, no way, no how, he won't vote for a bill on it. and yesterday in a chance to clarify this death penalty thing, instead he jumped on it and people -- death panel, sorry. he said people have a right to be afraid of it. so can you still count, seriously, chuck grassley as an ally in getting your health care bill passed? >> i still think there is the possibility of getting bipartis
on a young girl like you. and your character, hannah montana, you're going into your fourth season now. a lot of people still see you in that disney, clean-cut image. >> yeah. >> is it hard for you to kind of outgrow that and go past that? >> yeah, you know, i always want to, you know, be known -- it's not necessarily, i don't think it's like perfect girl, but it's someone that is hopefully, you know, inspiring other people, and that's what i want more than anything. i'm not here to say i'm perfect, because i'm far from that. as we all are. and i'm here to, you know, my mistakes are kind of a little harder because they are in front of millions of people, but i get to go through that and i get to learn. you know, it's hard sometimes to smile about it because half of the time it does suck having to go through that, but it also makes you want to try harder the next time when i know little girls look at me and say i'm their hero. >> do you like being a role model to them? and do you feel you're judged unfairly sometimes? >> sometimes i -- you know, it's kind of like going into this business, i th
, senator baccus of montana, who many do not believe is a democrat. independent voters are the most crucial in terms of general elections. as tony said, the legislative process is sausage-making. some good, some bad -- no one will be totally satisfied. but i do think president obama will sign a bill and it will be called "the health care reform bill." not everyone will be happy. but they have been trying to do this since harry truman. guest: the reason that very liberal chairman head committees -- both parties have done an effective job going through redistricting cycles. we re-draw district lines. both republicans and democrats have put keep members in safe districts. --key members in six districts. that is where the longevity comes from. and addressing your the they lead up to these positions and find themselves out of step with members who come from more competitive districts -- and it keeps them in these positions. guest: it is really the incumbent preservation or both parties make a deal -- do not tamper with my district because we both want to return to serve in office. redistricting
care and health reform joining from us montana. senator, the dream that would never die included passing health reform. what is the likelihood of having that happen? you've been involved in all the key negotiations. >> ironically, i think the spirit and passion of ted's will be even stronger now. his passing is unfortunate but i think that's the case. i've never known a more effective legislator. i think ted kennedy is the great aent most effective legislator in modern american times. he was so passionate and worked so hard, a gifted speaker but then he would sit down and work out an agreement and compromise. and realize, okay. there was two sides of this. let's figure out how to get this passed. and the personal touch. we all know personal stories of ted and a very small one in my case, i was home one night and my mother was there and ted and my mother got the into this long, wonderful conversation and pretty soon became good pen pals. ted would write thank you notes to people. in this internet age nobody writes thank you notes but ted did. it was amazing how many people he did
in new hampshire, colorado and montana, states where the president is selling his plan this week, trying to reverse growing dissatisfaction over health care reform that showed up in polls of his own popularity. and with me now to talk about the president assess president obama's term in office so far are two editorial page editors, nolan finley of the "detroit news" and john diaz of the "san francisco chronicle," and two columnists, cynthia tucker of the "atlanta journal constitution" and robert robb of the "arizona republic." john >> john diaz, we have the president pushing back. what do you see going on? has he lost ground on health care? >> he has lost ground, and the thing i would say the president was trying to do today, very wisely in my opinion is reshape this debate, because although we are talking about somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 million people who don't have insurance in this country, the fact remains, the vast majority of americans do have coverage and that's really the audience he was going after today, because the thing the president has to persuade them that this i
. >> and then there is this whole other side of things. in january, i think it is, you'll start another season of "hannah montana." >> yeah. >> are you looking forward to it? what can you tell us about it? >> it's crazy because in january, that's when it comes out. it's pretty intense drama. kelly preston, that will be kind of rad. it's going to be something so sort of stark and more of a drama. then to be able to go back to "hannah montana" is going to be great. i was blogging the other day, doing my events, my therapy. i was just kind of saying i really do, you know, not to try to use my own motto, but it really is like the best of both worlds because i get to do everything. i get to do the comedy that i love and for the kids, but i also get to go out and do music that i really like. >> good for you. what are you going to sing for us now? >> we're singing "the climb." >> isn't it nice when you have a drummer who knows? >> what are we doing? >> ladies and gentlemen, miley cyrus! ♪ ♪ i can almost see it, that dream i'm dreaming, but there's a voice inside my head ♪ ♪ saying you'll never reach it ♪ ever
. tom brokaw with us from montana. guys, thanks very much for your time. i appreciate it. >>> we'll continunu >> plenty of sunshine out here. we will not see a good chance of showers until friday. going to be pretty warm out there. 90 degrees today. not a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. 90 on the shores of ocean city. >> that's your latest weather. >>> al, thanks very much. there is much more to come on this wednesday morning here on "today." but first, these messages. >>> back at 7:43 with more on the death of massachusetts senator ted kennedy. one of the senator's most powerful and touching speeches came exactly one year before his death. the site was denver, colorado, and the 2008 democratic national convention. >> for me, this is a season of hope. new hope for a justice and fair prosperity for the many, and not just for the few. new hope. and this is the cause of my life. new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every american, north, south, east, west, young, old, will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege! we c
and montana and approaching the third street tunnel. that's the fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> school is in session now. the first day of montgomery county will bring a flood of new students as well. >> there's a record number enrollment, the officials a looking at the swine flu symptoms. good morning, the kids are right behind you. >> reporter: that's right, we have the drumline from the high school here that came through and went back into the high school there and a lot of the students showing up, school getting ready to start at 7:25 here. and it's a very big day for the school district in general. and as you mentioned, 140,000 student, that's the number we're told and that's bigger than normal. and here to talk to me is the superintendent. >> oh, it's a beautiful day. the weather's perfect and the kids are going by. and i wore my red tie because of qo today. >> and are you ready for the additional students. >> absolutely, we planned for them. we thought about 140,000 we may have 141,000. and we've anticipated we can handle it without any class size increases and they could come i
lawmakers. would you consider, for example, in montana giving to the republican caucus? >> i think the president feels very comfortable with the fact that he is having a representative discussion, despite people's disappointment that he was not yell that. -- yelled at. >> fi you look -- if you look at the protests we saw outside the building yesterday, as a continuum from tea parties and become -- the birth certificate issued, and the gates/crowley episode -- >> i did not go in the front door. i'm saying i did not see a representative sample of the size. >> i was just saying this is a president campaigned on the notion that we could get beyond the ugly partisan warfare of the last 16 years, and there could be rational discussion that could bring parties together. i wonder what happened to that. why did the post-partisan presidency not materialize? >> i do not know if you were outside or inside, but i say there was a rational discussion -- i think there was a rational discussion about issues, not based on ideology or party, inside the town hall. it is not for me to -- i cannot tell
. obviously the new supreme court justice, sotomayor. >>> also, hannah montana's dad, billy ray cyrus, dropping by. >> you know how good that chocolate cake was? look at my birthday. mark traub right here, stage manager. finishing off the cake. >> that was good. really good. >>> let's gin side. natalie's standing by with a look at the headlines. >>> good morning. the white house says it deeply regrets scott lan's decision today to free the only person convicted for the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie. former libyan agent abdel baset al megrahi was serving a life sentence for the terror that claimed 270 lives. he now has terminal prostate cancer and was released on compassionate grounds. his release announced this morning by scotland's justice secretary. >>> scattered violence in afghanistan today where voters are choosing their next president. at least a dozen taliban rockets have fallen near polling places. the election is seen as a crucial test of u.s. efforts to stabilize the country. >>> police have called off the ground search for kristi cornwell, the georgia mot
on health care in montana today, and colorado tomorrow. in montana it's in a very conservative part of the state. and meantime today his plan gets a boost from a group of drugmakers, doctors and hospitals which is starting to run ads supporting the health care initiative. the faa says an air traffic controller was on a personal phoncall during last weekend's midair collision over new york. it says the call probably had no bearing on the crash, but both the controller and his supervisor, who was outside of the building, are now suspended. >>> and there is new and disturbing video of that crash. nbc news has obtained these exclusive images which show the moment of impact when the plane and the helicopter collided, killing nine people. investigators will be analyzing this case to see what can be learned. reinforcements on the ground and in the air are expected today in northern california, where a wildfire has forced 2000 people from their homes. higher humidity and lighter winds should help the situation. >>> taiwan's president did raised the death toll from a devastating typhoon to a
is the major players. very close to the hospitals. senator bacus, very close to the hospitals in montana. cuts in nursing homes and health agencies. on a proportionately basis. i don't want you to get into debate here, for the point of seniors, benefits are not changing. paying nursing home less for their posthospital stay, ising that go to affect your care? they're trying to slow the growth rate saying, if we are going to cover 47 million people the money has got to come from some place. ising that going to affect benefits -- is that going to affect benefits? it could. host: what's a d.r.g. guest: diagnosis related group. host: what is it and how is it part of medicare part a? comboip there was reform in the early 1980's. if you were a hospital you sent in your costs for everything, the nurses, the laundry list, medicare paid your cost. it led to rampant inflation. congress said we're going to figure out what the cost of a heart bypass operation is, everything, and we are going to tell the hospital in philadelphia that your total costs are $50,000 on average. call us later. so the average hos
. senator bacus, very close t the hospitals in montana. cuts in nursing homes and health agencies. on a proportionately basis. i don't want you to get into debate here, for the point of seniors, benefits are not changing. paying nursing home less for their posthospital stay, ising that go to affect your care? they're trying to slow the growth rate saying, if we are going to cover 47 million people the money has got to come from some place. ising that going to affect benefits -- is that going to affect benefits? it could. host: what's a d.r.g. guest: diagnosis related group. host: what is it and how is it part of medicare part a? comboip there was reform in the early 1980's. if you were a hospital you sent in your costs for everything, the nurses, the laundry list, medicare paid your cost. it led to rampant inflation. congress said we're going to figure out what the cost of a heart bypass operation is, everything, and we are going to tell the hospital in philadelphia that your total costs are $50,000 on average. call us later. so the average hospital stay is 10 days, you make it wo
's going to be starting out in montana, go through some national parks, yellow stone, go through wyoming, then on to colorado and arizona, where he'll also go through the grand canyon with his family. he's going to be doing some town hall meetings. a chance for the president to talk about the economy but also continue that push on health care reform which he considers building the economy. >> thanks very much, ed. let's break down the new unemployment numbers with our chief business correspondent ali velshi. ali, who's faring best and who's faring worst? >> well, it's very different. we have a 9.4% national unemployment rate, but leet's look how it breaks down. men are getting it harder than women, largely because men occupy the types of jobs we've been losing the last several years, construction and manufacturing. adult men have an unemployment rate of 9.8%, higher than the national average, but down by 0.2 percentage points. adult women have a much lower unemployment rate than the national average, to men at 9.8%. let me show you about the job losses that we've seen over the last -- si
: tomorrow that will be billy ray cyrus. brian: really? steve: hannah montana's dad is going to be on the program. meanwhile, a headline that says "firms with obama ties profit from the health push." it talks about how the health care overhaul is a financial windfall to a couple of democrat consulting firms closely connected to the president and a couple of his top advisors. $24 million worth of ads are being bought and put on tv. the two firms hired, one is gmmb which worked for barack obama during the 2008 campaign, and also akpd. the a stands for axelrod started by david axelrod. of course, he has separated himself from the company. but there are some who are going, now, wait a minute, this seems a little too cozy. the white house denies that mr. axlerod is making any money from it. gretchen: they do still owe him # million from the stock sale. they're going to be making those payments over the next couple of years. but interestingly enough, at that firm that he created, his son still works there. and no surprise that the two top advisors to obama, these are their former j
it was a moment of hope t. beatles on ed sullivan. hannah montana. you predicted. >> thanks for give manager e the credit. >> you predicted. >> there you go. >> actually, you are hopeful. >> i am. >> i get so tired of people being negative on the left and on the right and everybody saying this is the end of america as we know it. you're -- i home hopeful. you're hopeful, too. you think this reset, this fundamental reset is great for america in the long run. >> i do. it's happened before many times and taking a bit of the long view, not discounting the real pain that people feel when the moments happen and they're out of jobs but, yeah. i think it is time after a very long run in one direction to sort of sit down and get a little sane. >> a year ago i was complaining every day about the fact that we as a country had a 0% savings rate. or germany. germany had a 10% savings rate. did they -- while i was -- >> not yet. >> still wasn't. >> yeah. >> all right. i was hoping it would have kateri katerina vitt on our side. we're up to like 7%. we are healing ourselves. like you said, a lot of people in
winner now. i mean, the president was in montana. he was in colorado doing these town hall forums. the one in new hampshire trying to snatch back the conversation, the agenda from the sarah palins and the newt gingrichs who had been driving a lot of the talk about imaginary death panels and things like that. and i think mickey's right. they've been playing a good inside game, but they've been playing this for months now, and that they had to, at the end of august, snatch it back shows that they weren't doing a terribly good job. and now that we're in august when people are starting not to pay attention, we'll see if the image that sits in the american people's heads when they're on the beat is that president obama, at those town hall forums, or is it back to sarah palin and death panels and all of the negative messages that the republicans have been trying to set in the american mindset? >> winners and losers from where you sit. >> i think it's right. i think that they're basically trying to survive august, right? the senate finance committee is both the winner and the loser, and
the record? >> we had two of town halls leader in the week, one in montana 81 in colorado. -- and one in colorado. the president will be back here for a bit and have some down time for his family. i don't doubt we will take this battle of in some earnestness in september, but i don't think there are any specific venue announcements. the president believes the format of the town hall and the ability to discuss directly with people what their concerns are, he finds to be tremendously valuable. >> is he concerned this misinformation machine continues and the record cannot be corrected, that it could make it more difficult to get health care reform? >> if the debate is dominated by something that is not true, of course. i don't think the president believes that when all is said and done that most people will make their decisions on something that is false and that has been said as false. i rant on cable a little bit in answering another question. take a couple questions at a town hall meeting. you guys have shown enough video of people with people withthe bill. take one of those concerns
for health care reform with two more town hall meetings this week in montana and colorado. at a relatively calm town hall meeting in new hampshire yesterday, the president began calling his initiative by a new name. he's calling it insurance reform. he said that those with private insurance will be able to keep it with more protections if they get sick. those without insurance will be able to choose from a number of plans, one of which would be government-run. mr. obama also shot down rumors that his plan calls for the forced euthanasia of seniors. >> where we do disagree, let's disagree over things that are real, not these wild misrepresentations that bear no reselance to anything that's actually been proposed. >> about 200 demonstrators showed up outside the meeting. one man came with an unconcealed gun, which is legal in new hampshire. he said he wanted to make a political statement that if you don't exercise your rights, you lose them. >>> a close call for an injured hiker. his dramatic rescue was caught on tape. the 34-year-old broke his ankle while hiking along the shenandoah nationa
at the percentage of job seekers in rural versus urban areas, that have monster profiles, and billings montana, 11.1% of the workforce in billings montana had a monster.com job profile. contrasthat with boston, where 29.7%. so not only is it a much larger area, so from a number standpoint, but the percentage is nearly -- it isver three times. nearly four times that of a rural area. you have to dig in and ask herself why. do just make week job-search empler, there are also jobs in those rural areas and. you know, i did this exercise yesterday where we put a map on the wall. a few days ago. would put a map on the wall and we did a darville becse we wanted to try to test ourselves, not stack the deck, where do we go. we came up with pikesville, kentucky. so you are probably familiar. it's a little bit to the east but it is definitely a rural area and did you go to the next slide here you will see that in this rural area of the pikesville, kentucky, you know, when you do a job search on monster you are going find four or 500 jobs in that commutable distance of pico, many of them in pikesville. but wha
today. the topic, health care reform. max baucus of montana said it is on track to reach an agreement. chuck grassley isn't so sure. he doesn't see the kind of broad-based support that that bill will need. >>> ailing senator ted kennedy has sent a leader to ask quickly to allow them to change a law to quickly replace him in the senate. this comes amid growing concern with kennedy's batual brain cancer. ted kennedy wants the governor, duval patrick, to appoint someone to the seat when he dies. current state law requires a special election within five months of a vacancy. >>> the national hurricane center has downgraded hurricane bill to a category 3 storm. it is still quite a potent storm. it is still very dangerous. chad myers is in the cnn weather center with more on bill's current track and what it could mean to people living along the eastern seaboard, specifically new england, right? >> new england probably some wind and waves. i'm telling you all the way to new england, the waves this weekend are going to be dangerous. they're going to be deadly, chuck. literally. the waves under
and starlet were huge fans of hannah montana. she says jaycee dreamed of becoming a model. always clean and well-dressed, no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanded the crime scene at phillip garrido's home. they've brought cadaver dogs to search the property next door. authorities are looking into where garrido could be connected to a string of murders in the 1990s. >> what we also know is that phillip garrido had access to that property. he used that property and it looks like he lived on that property in a shed. >> reporter: as we've scoured garrido's hometown looking for clues, we found this in a hardware score, the name phil g. on a donation card. on august 17th, this receipt shows garrido bought a pressure switch and then left a $2 donation to the children's miracle network. dugard's whereabouts are a tightly kept secret. we understand she's with her two daughters and her mother. she's also with a team of psychologists and authorities helping the family through the reuniting progress. >> tonight, cnn's larry king will interview a woman who was raped by phillip garr
the northern rockies coming out of montana through salt lake city north of you guys. ought to be dry for most of day. not much going on there. you get across the east coast, here's where you problems begin. around north carolina and south carolina, mainly around that frontal boundary. zero in toward the region. the most powerful action is around the coast from wilmington towards charleston. zero in right now. look at the squall that jumps off the coach around myrtle beach. lots of lightning. north of charleston, south of wilmington beach. showers in north carolina, virginia as well. soggy for the first part of the day. later this afternoon it'll begin to die down a little bit. as for florida, things are drying up nicely until you get towards the panhandle. this may become our next tropical depression. so far it has not. looks pretty organized now. let me show you an i-report from this weekend. trying to get a football game going. not so fast. look at this squall line that races in. heavy downpours. 80 mile per hour gusts. obviously postponed the game a little bit. you can see why. visibility
over the place, anyone who has access to this website. to be able to take what a colleague in montana or florida or new hampshire has done and use it or create your own new lesson plan from it will be a unique feature. it will create new community on docsteach, as well. we're looking forward to seeing that. >> one last question. you see that the workers are beginning to come users. -- ec that these lurkers are becoming users? as people are on the site, do they become more comfortable answer to contribute? >> yes, i think it is important to post as much variety as possible. the people that come on this side who are reading and viewing, they might not just have something like a question that has been posed but they have strong feelings about certain subjects. something you post later, they might or might feel more comfortable. i think it is important to post a variety of questions about a variety of topics requiring a variety of answers. we don't want every answer to be an essay that someone needs to record sometimes, it should be yes or no because those cures are more likely to china a
. tomrow with us from montana. guys, thanks very much for your time. i appreciate it. >>> we'll continueur coverage on this story throughout morning. for now let's turn to al roker with a check of the mornins weather. >>> as we look out into the atlantic, we're keeping an eye on dutanceig rht nowbo 350 miles that's just north of the hispaniola. tr course this could become a icopde prprsi, a t a storm. moving right n west-northwest m 20iles per hour. still too ear to figure the track. some models bring it along the eastern seaboard over the weekend. a big potent rainker. also making a lot of rain right now, big storm system getting itself tother, kansas, into missouri, >>> good morning a. clear sky off to work and school this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 60s in the rural areas. near 70 in the nearby suburbs as well as in washington and near the bay. highs today reaching near 90 degrees, and we'll have lots of sun, a little more humid. tomorrow partly to mostly cloudy at times and cooler, a front coming through in the morning ushering in cooler air. and friday and saturday de
ladies, one from montana, one from michigan. >> let's figure them out first. mary fitzgerald is the first woman you guys selected. she's from deborn, michigan. she is 61 years old. she's a single mom, she has two daughters and twograndds. he has had two triple bypass surgeries and three het attacks. she takes ication caused her to lose a lot of her hair. she wears a wig and she's here with her daughter. let's taka listen to her story. >> i know you really want your mother to have this. >> yes, i do. my mother's been sick for a very long time and all the medines that she takes has made her hair very thin. she hasn't found a silist that can cut and color her hair sot doesn't look thin. she recently bought a wig and i want her to be able to take it off. >> i know you are apprehensive about taking off the wig. are you okay to do this? o, oh, yeah, no problem at all. surprise! >> i promise you, we willtake great care of you. no more wig, we are going to make you look beautiful. are you ready to go? >> yeah, thank you. >> wow, that was brave. were excited to see her. she's threi w her daughter
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